Blackwork has met its perfect companion in our online class Basket of Gold. This is blackwork that has grown up and soars to glittering heights. Gold swirls around and through the blackwork flowers and helps to create the basket that holds them.
On this class you will stitch nine different blackwork patterns with gold and three sizes of black silk thread. Gold is used for the Or Nué bands, couching and to shade the blackwork flowers. Bijoux thread in black and gold is added to patterns, used for Rhodes stitches and pattern darning. Gold beads and French knots complete this floral extravaganza.
Basket of Gold information
Technique: Blackwork and surface embroidery
Skill level: Intermediate
Design size: 9 ½” x 9 ½”
Number of lessons: 6
Registration dates: Registration opens on July 3, 2019 and closes on May 31, 2020.
Class starts: For this class all lessons and access to the class discussion group are available immediately upon registration.
Optional Kit includes: 32-count white Belfast linen, 3 sizes of black silk, gold silk, gold wire thread, Bijoux, Japanese #1 metallic thread and beads. Supplies list.
How does it work? This continuing studies class is an on-going class that is available to our members for one year. Students may register at any time during that year and work at their own pace. All of the lessons are posted in the Course Content section below at the beginning of the class so that students have access to all of them upon registration. The teacher is still just a click away in the class’ discussion group to answer any questions you might have.
About teacher Carolyn Standing Webb
Carolyn Standing Webb has a degree in education but finds needlework much more rewarding to teach. She grew up in a home where art was a part of everyday life and creativity was encouraged. An EGA member of our Wasatch, Salt Lake City Chapter, she has been a needlework designer and teacher for over twenty years, teaching on the local, regional and national levels. She has a line of patterns available in retail stores. Several pieces of her work have been published in books and magazines and she has won a number of prizes for her needlework. She has her Master Craftsman in Counted Thread. Her goal is to share with her students her love of needlework and to help them relax and enjoy it.